Obit: Wink, Lawrence Bernard (1932 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Wink, Keller, Markowski, Foster, Knez, Bill, Hodorowski, Chemerye, Spaeth, Pawlak, Welciek, Orzechowski, Chmelik, Gutowski, Ligenza, Barna, Kowalski

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 11/26/2014

Wink, Lawrence Bernard (11 September 1932 - 21 November 2014)

Lawrence B. Wink, Sr., age 82, of Thorp, WI, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday November 26, 2014, at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp. Rev. Janusz Kowalski will officiate and burial will follow in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Joe Gutowski, Steve Foster, Norm Ligenza, Marvin Hodorowski, Donald Hodorowski and John Barna. Visitation will be held at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church, on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Lawrence Bernard Wink was born in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, on September 11, 1932, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Keller) Wink. He was raised on the family farm and educated at area schools. After completing his education, Lawrence continues to work on the family farm. Lawrence purchased the farm from his parents in July 1962, which he operated until his retirement in 2007. He was united in marriage to Delores E. Markowski on June 5, 1965, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.

He had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, farming and taking care of his animals. Lawrence was a kind-hearted man, always willing to help others when needed.

Lawrence was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council #4634.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Delores, of Thorp; four children: Theresa Wink of Abbotsford, Laureen “Lauris” (Steve) Foster of Stanley, Lawrence A. “Larry” Wink, Jr. of Thorp, Jerry Wink (fiancée Rosann Knez) of Stanley; five grandchildren: Lindsay Bill, Tiffany Bill, Stephanie Bill, Jared Wink and R. J. Wink; three sisters: Amelia “Mitzie” Hodorowski of Thorp, Margaret “Margie” Chemerye of Milwaukee, Elizabeth “Betty” Spaeth of Chippewa Falls; one brother: Albert )Arleen) Wink of Marshfield; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Anthony Wink; and five sisters: Berta Pawlak, Mary Welciek, Cecelia Orzechowski, Edith Chmelik and Josephine Hodorowski.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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